We are designing a BSotS T-Shirt, and it occurred to me that it would be fun to come up with a tag line, and then splatter insider BSotS sayings all over it like a Pollack (Jackson, not Seth) painting.
Could be a cult shirt for the real BSotS fans who come on the site every day for fresh Suns news and discussions. It's not always fun, but it's at least entertaining. Okay not always entertaining, but certainly addictive. We'll go with that.
So with the help of East Boy Roy, Jim Coughenour and the gang we've dug up the old BSotS vernacular (thanks to our old friend noonoo) and updated it with some new terms.
Some of the terms are old. Some might make you chuckle and some might bring on a sniffle (we miss you, 2Nashty). But hopefully the post will bring a smile to your face and remind you of some good times we've spent on this blog.
We suggest you print it out or find some way to have it have it forever imprinted in you brain because no one will explain this to you ever again.
2-time - Refers to God as he has won two MVPs. Also see God.
A 2NASHTY - To perform an act of spelling or grammatical failure.
A Man - When a player's play is so outstanding, this title is bestowed on him. Eg. Grant Hill is a man.
Asshat - A person who engages in reckless stupidity at the peril of others.
Awesome Sauce - 1. An acknowledgement of appreciation. 2. refer to "ditto". 3. The reason spaghetti is worth eating.
BAMF - Bad Ass Mother F*cker; In regards to the manly play of Grant Hill.
Bandwagoners - Celebrity Laker fans.
Banhammer - When comments made starts an internet war that it demands action. Mods will exert their corruptible power on you. Also see trolls for more information.
Boll - Name for former Phoenix Sun, Hedo Turkoglu. Also used to express feelings of love, hate, anger, or frustration. Eg. I boll this. It is up to you to figure out which feeling it is.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONED!!! - We’re totally f*cked. It is up to you to use as many or as little O's as you see fit. Also see doomed.
Bit by a shark - When the player exodus causes such a fan revolt that some wish said player was bit by a shark. Other variations on the theme include the conversation and accusations going so far overboard they "jumped the shark" and the shark was so mad it came back to take a chunk out of them.
BSotS - An eclectic compilation of manic-bipolar personalities and degenerates who alternately shriek with glee like schoolchildren.
Chandler - Name given when the play of former Suns player Channing Frye is craptacular.
Comment of the Game - A rare and mythical honor bestowed on one lucky commenter in the recap that was made during a game thread for having the most insightful or funniest comment of the thread.
Conbuilding - To rebuild and contend simultaneously while not being fully committed to either one.
Crap on a spatula - An expression of dismay. (I am determined to make this a part of the BSotS lexicon. Look for it.)
CTLVCOF - Coalition to Light Vince Carter on Fire; Organized because of the frustrations and general hate of the apathy that is Vince Carter, also a former Suns player.
Dammit, Jim - Made popular by such members as Dave King, Ray Hrovat, Haremoor and Daryl Ray, this was used to express displeasure in instances where Jim's negative predictions made too much sense to argue.
Dat Asset - description of GM Ryan McDonough's first few months on the job (summer 2013) when he flipped an aging roster into a young team with a bunch of draft picks coming. Summer 2014 was...not as successful.
Doomed - We're totally forked.
Doris Diaw - A nickname for former Suns player, Boris Diaw, that refers to his (often) non-manly play.
Dragon - Nickname for former Suns' player, Goran Dragic, for his spectacular play.
Dudotski'd - Getting hit with giant image that has nothing to do with your post.
Escape Goat – Malapropism that caught on after a commenter was trying to say that Vince Carter is a "scapegoat". Immortalized by waxmonkey here.
Evil Empire - The San Antonio Spurs.
Facepalm - The only suitable answer to a stupid statement, question, or series of events.
Foolishness - refers to anything 2014-15 Suns.
Flagged - When someone disagrees with a comment, it is flagged.
Fropez - Nickname for former Suns player Robin Lopez due to his monsterous afro.
God - Steve Nash. Always.
Godwin - nickname for young pup Archie Goodwin the two times a year he does something spectacular
Goran Tragic - Nickname to describe the not-so-spectacular play of former Suns player Goran Dragic.
Gr33n! - used when Gerald Green goes nuts on the court
ICMF - Ice Cold Mother F*cker; In regards to the clutchness of Channing Frye.
ICMT - Ice Cold Mother Tucker. Because we aren't very original.
Killed it – An exaggerated compliment of a modest achievement, coined by Overlord Seth to describe Goran Dragic’s success after the Suns first traded him. Can also be used as killing it.
Lowe - Love as it looks after it’s been 2NASHTY’d. This is how real people spell "love".
McBabbacek - the eclectic combination of Ryan McDonough, Lon Babby and Jeff Hornacek who struck gold with their 2013 offseason moves to create a 48-34 team that barely missed the playoffs.
Morrii - Originated on BSotS, in reference to anything twinsie
Moron Meter - An invention used to track the idiotic moves made by GM Steve Kerr... who in hindsight probably isn't that much of a moron after all.
Mr. ORNG - The crazy guy that paints himself orange when attending Suns games.
Nashty - Used to mean when God does something particularly manly.
Numbnuts - The name God hath given via Twitter to Migonads.
Pause - Any comment that could be misconstrued by one of the dozens of depraved degenerates that reside here.
Peaches - Nickname for former Sun Mickael Pietrus. Yeah, I don't get it either.
Planet Orange - The mythical planet in which the Suns reside.
Polish Hammer - Moniker for former Suns' center, Marcin Gortat. Not to be confused with banhammer.
Pudgemonster - Nickname for Garret Siler because of his considerable... girth.
Rage - Said when something happens or when something is said that pisses you off.
Raja Bell - Forever remembered for his clothesline of Kobe Bryant in the 2006 playoffs.
Realist - 1. A person who knocks the optimists off their high horse and promises the Suns future looks quite bleak. 2. Also, a person who kicks pessimists in the shins and promises the Suns future looks quite bright.
Rec'd - When someone agrees with a comment, it is rec'd. 5 recs turns a comment purple.
Rec Whore - 1. A jerk who posts up intriguing fanposts for the sole purpose of attaining recs. 99.9% of their posts sound logical and reasonable when they clearly are not and they serve no purpose other than to make the original poster feel better about his or herself because they have no lives at all. 2. Someone who needs positive reinforcement so badly they consistently say things other will rec: "Nash is so God tonight," etc. Rec whore mostly refers to Keify AKA Keiththejourno.
Release the Clarken - The sarcastic battle cry of Bright Siders for Gentry to play former Suns player, Earl Clark.
Release the Kraken - The demand for former Suns player, Goran Dragic, to go Supernova. See this article for more details.
Rolo - A shortened nickname for former Sun Robin Lopez.
Rosterbate - When commenters fantasize about trade propositions and/or free agent signings to improve the team.
Sarcasm font - Font that is used so readers can easily detect sarcasm. To use this font, bracket your text with @. If you did it right, it should look like this: @You're doing it wrong.@
Sarcasm meter - A tool that one may or may not possess to detect sarcasm. If you are unable to detect blatant sarcasm, yours may be broken. Buy a new one.
Scott Howard - The grumbly occasional Staff Writer of BSotS that believes we are forever doomed. Also the founder CTLVCOF.
SCTFC - Sub-Committee to Free Chilly; Organized because Josh Childress was nailed to the bench. Then, he was amnestied and never really played NBA basketball again.
Seth Pollack - aka Phoenix Stan. aka Our (Former) Supreme Lord and Fearless Leader.
Super Nova - When a player goes crazy and scores by the buckets full in a limited amount of playing time; Most notably Goran Dragic circa 2010 Playoffs, 2nd Round; Game 3 on May 7, 2010 against the Spurs when he scored 23 of his 26 points in the 4th quarter.
The Apostrophed One - Refers to former Suns, Amare Stoudemire, for when he decided it was a good idea to add an apostrophe to his name: Amar'e Stoudemire.
The Corpse - The rotting carcass of Vince Carter.
Tony Buckets - He doesn't always get on the court, but when he does he scores so easily!
Trolls - One who posts a deliberately egregious comments with the intention of causing disruption and arguments. They are most likely douchebags from other blogs. Mods will likely exert their considerable power and drop the banhammer.
Wagon - Becoming a fan when you previously were not, even if that means for just a few days. Not to be confused withbandwagoners.
WOT - term to be used to describe a particularly unnecessary comment at the top of a comment thread after the writer spent hours writing it. Spelled out as "What a waste of time. I can't get the five minutes of my life back after reading this. There is absolutely no purpose/point in this blog."
Use the comments section for any other words, acronyms, phrases, expressions, and nicknames we've probably missed.
And vote for what should go on the official BSotS T-shirt!